Saturday, January 9, 2010

Philosophy of Cognitive Science

I'm under contract to prepare the Philosophy of Cognitive Science entry for the new project, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy. Over the next week or so I'll be posting draft chunks so interested Hammer Heads can weigh in on any egregious omissions or regrettable inclusions. For starters, I present for your perusal the working basic category structure.

Introduction

General overviews

Textbooks/reference works

Anthologies

Cognitive architecture

Classicism and language of thought

Connectionism

Modularity

Ontological status of cognitive scientific and folk-psychological posits

Eliminativism

Reductionism

Functionalism

Philosophy of neuroscience

Theory of content

Mental imagery

Innateness

Simulation theory v. theory theory

Critiques and challenges

Consciousness

Embodiment

Antirepresentationalism and dynamic systems

AI skepticism